Katrina Kaif’s last film, Baar Baar Dekho, might not have worked at the box office, but the remixed version of the song ‘Kala chashma’ in the film was probably one of the most played dance numbers this year. The track has become so popular that people have made their own versions on YouTube as well. Sources say that with the award seasons just around the corner, Katrina is being bombarded with requests from organisers to perform on the song.
However, the actor is facing tough competition from Jacqueline Fernandez (left), whose hit track ‘Sau tarah ke’, from Dishoom, also was a roaring chartbuster. A source says, “All songs that feature Jacqueline have been popular with the audience. Starting with ‘Lat lag gayee’ (Race 2; 2013), ‘Chittiyaan kalaiyaan’ and ‘Sooraj dooba hain’ (Roy; 2015), and most recently, ‘Beat pe booty’ (A Flying Jatt), all her songs have been popular. Similarly, Katrina too has proved lucky for film-makers as far as her songs are concerned. Right from ‘Chikni chameli’ (Agneepath; 2012), ‘Sheila ki jawani’ (Tees Maar Khan; 2010), ‘Kamli’ (Dhoom: 3; 2013) to the most recent ‘Kala chashma’, all her songs were extremely popular.”
Another actor also in the race is Alia Bhatt, who has had a good year. ‘Kar gayi chull’ from Kapoor & Sons has also been high on the charts, and the organisers are apparently keen on getting Alia on board as well. The source says that although requests have started pouring in for Jacqueline to perform at shows, she is occupied with the shoot of Reloaded, opposite Sidharth Malhotra. However, the actor is figuring out her dates to accommodate a few shows in her schedule.